New Delhi: Beijing has on Tuesday accused India of crossing border and ‘attacking Chinese personnel’ at the ongoing standoff in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh. Top military officials from India and China will hold an urgent meeting shortly to discuss and “defuse” the violent face-off has been going on since last night. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Starrer Bell Bottom is First Film to Begin Shooting in International Location Amid COVID-19, Film to go on Floors in August
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has already held a meeting Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on the recent development after three Indian Army personnel were killed at the disputed border. Also Read - Disengagement Begins in Galwan: China Withdraws Troops by At Least 1.5 Km, Heavy Armoured Vehicles Still Present, Say Sources
“During the de-escalation process in Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place last night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation,” the Army issued a statement. Also Read - Selection is Where India Have Gone Wrong in ICC Tournaments: Nasser Hussain
According to reports, China is upset with India’s recent construction of roads and airstrips in the high-altitude Galwan Valley.
On the other hand, India has accused the Chinese troops have been illegally trespassing into the Indian territory, maintaining that the constructions remain “within our side of the LAC”.